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. >>> in campaign 2012, right now president obama is headed to the battleground state of ohio after an overnight stop in san francisco. the stay was brief but he was able to replenish his campaign cash. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with the president's message for supporters. >> reporter: less than 24 hours after he landed into sfo, president obama is on to the next part of his campaign trail. not without waving good-bye first. his fundraising here added $2 million to the campaign's $1 billion goal. with one month until the election, he told supporters at a rally and concert last night to get, quote, almost obsessive about this election. >> so i need you in this election. the next 29 days. we cannot afford to be complacent. >> reporter: this is the president's last visit to the bay area before the big day. from here the president heads to ohio a key battleground state which some say could determine his re-election. the cap pain shifts its attention to swing states. last night mr. obama urged voters to join him in the final push to reach out to voters in those states. he says he hopes to continue
. the law takes effect january 1. >>> president obama and gop challenger mitt romney squaring off tonight in denver. it's the first of three presidential debates and as bigad shaban shows us, the focus tonight will be on the economy, healthcare and domestic issues. >> reporter: the stage is set for the first presidential debate. mitt romney trails in many battleground state polls and this is an opportunity for him to gain some ground. >> i think you're going to see the mitt romney that really cares about putting the american people back to work. i think that's the most important goal that the governor has. >> reporter: president obama will be pressing his own plan for the economy. but today he is facing new criticism over something he said in 2007. during a speech to a predominantly black audience, then senator obama implied the bush administration was withholding recovery money after hurricane katrina based on race. >> what's happening down in new orleans? where is your dollar? >> reporter: all major media outlets covered the speech at the time. >> i have to say i'm a little amazed that
'm michelle griego. we begin with campaign 2012. president obama is hitting all parts of california including the bay area partly to replenish campaign cash the other to honor a civil rights leader. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: gop white house hopeful mitt romney is delivering a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. he says president obama makes foreign policy decisions based on game plank. he also questions the president's leadership on challenges in the middle east saying, i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east ally with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in holl
because they're too good? >> reporter: privately, the obama campaign is conceding that romney's extensive debate preparation paid off at a time when he needed a lift. many viewers saw a president not at the top of his game. >> he seemed nervous for some reason almost as though some questions threw him and mitt romney seem to throw them off as well. >> reporter: but not everyone is giving the win to romney. >> obama was more comfortable with his ideas. romney was working too hard trying to convince people because he was down in the polls. >> reporter: they debate two more times. next someone a town hall style event in new york. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> bay area teens using social media to stand up to bullies. >> but first, in today's healthwatch, the connection between steroids injections and a meningitis outbreak. >> this is an lapd vehicle. good afternoon, i'm roberta gonzales on a marine convoy from san francisco to alameda. it's all a part of fleet week with mobile weather. >> look good, roberta. i like it. all right. as far as your forecast goes, cooler weather
problems, as well. >>> the first debate between mitt romney and barack obama is one day away. both candidates are behind closed doors getting ready. the outcome of the debates could help decide the election. but both campaigns are downplaying expectation. cbs reporter tara mergener has more from the white house. >> reporter: workers are setting the stage for wednesday night's presidential debate at the university of denver. both candidates are behind closed doors today getting ready. mitt romney is preparing in colorado and the latest polls show he is trailing the president in most swing states. >> we can do this. >> reporter: his running mate paul ryan is on a bus tour working to sway voters in iowa. >> our goal is to earn your support. we want to deserve this victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden is in the battleground state of north carolina today while president obama studies for the debate in nevada. he is holding practice sessions with former presidential candidate john kerry, playing the part of mitt romney. on monday, the president called campaign volunteers and to
is up about 9 points. that could give president obama a bump too but cbs reporter tara mergener shows us his republican rival is not impressed. >> reporter: john keenan is repairing bikes these days. not in montana, where he owns a farm with his wife, but in springfield, virginia. >> i moved back in with my parents the same house i grew up in. >> reporter: he left behind breathtaking vistas and his cashmere sheep because jobs are more plentiful on the east coast. >> the scenery is awesome. everybody wants to move there. but you can't eat the scenery. >> reporter: the latest job numbers suggest more of the same for people like keenan, 114,000 jobs were added last month less than in august or july. but the all-important unemployment rate fell to 7.8% the lowest since president obama took office. officials at the white house say there is still more work to be done on the jobs front but insists the latest report is proof the economy is headed in the right direction. >> today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder tha
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